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Scottish government consultation on fraud in the social security system

OPFS welcomes commitment that the Scottish Social Security Agency will treat those who use the service with dignity, respect and fairness.

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Social Security and In-Work Poverty Inquiry

OPFS replied to the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee inquiry into social security and in-work poverty. The Committee’s focus is on the potential impact of Universal Credit on in-work poverty and indications of increasing needs in working households.

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Welfare Foods – consultation on meeting needs of children and families in Scotland

OPFS recognises that for many families headed by a single parent, maintaining a healthy diet is a daily financial challenge, particularly in the context of punitive UK welfare reform. There is strong evidence of the impact of diet in children’s early years.

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The Future Delivery of Social Security in Scotland

Submission from OPFS to the Welfare Reform Committee concerning the future delivery of employment support.

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Scottish Government Child Poverty Delivery Plans – Single Parents Views

To contribute to the Scottish Governments Child Poverty Delivery Plans OPFS undertook an on-line and
paper-based survey on single views on the impact of poverty and what they felt government
should prioritise.

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CPAG / OPFS Benefit Cap – Impact in Scotland Report

One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) and Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland (CPAG)  have published a new report today on the the impact of the lower Benefit Cap which was introduced in November 2016 to £20,000 per annum (£13,400 for single people without children). …

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OPFS Briefing on the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill

OPFS warmly welcomes the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill. We are extremely pleased that the Bill contains a duty to eradicate child poverty and that there are clear and identifiable targets about when and how this should be achieved. We particularly welcome the fact …

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Closure of Glasgow Job Centres

OPFS submission to DWP closing Glasgow jobcentres

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Closure of Glasgow Jobcentres

OPFS believes closure of half of Glasgow’s job centres will have a devastating impact on parents who rely on the service.

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OPFS Briefing for MSP’s on the Devolution Of Employability Services

The devolution of employability services to Scotland is important because it offers opportunities to the Scottish Government to make changes which could actively support single parents to overcome some of the barriers they face. It argues the proposal that claimants …

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